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Trump Tweets: I Will Quit Business ‘in Total’ for Presidency

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Trump Tweets I Will Quit Business ‘in Total’ for PresidencyPresident-elect Donald Trump has announced via twitter that he will leave his businesses “in total” in order to “fully focus” on running the country. He announced the news in four separate tweets. Trump and his family will discuss the move on Dec. 15 in New York City at a “major news conference.” Trump says he is “not mandated to” but wants to quit the businesses to avoid the appearance of conflicting interests. “I feel it is visually important, as president, to in no way have a conflict of interest with my various businesses,” he wrote. Much has been made in recent weeks of the overlap between his meetings with world leaders and his ability to obtain permits and contracts for his buildings in those countries.

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